Club notes for week commencing 29th August 2011

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results 29/08/11
Jackpot: €10,200
Numbers drawn: 15, 19, 23, 24
Jackpot: no winner
2 x €100 Winners: Aiden McGuire (online player), Mary Coffey
Next week’s draw in Cloghan Inn jackpot €10,400
If you are not currently subscribing to our lotto, the weekly club lotto is available to play online at our website.
You can also register online to receive our free weekly email which includes lotto results and club notes.
Please spread the word to Na Dunta Gaels around the country and the world, encourage them to play lotto online.
An annual lotto ticket for €100 can be bought  with 2 weeks free on line  or from Matt Carley or Anthony Rowan.
500 Club Draw
We had our second draw of the year on Saturday night, thanks to all our supporters and our tickets sellers. Results: €2000 – Curraghmore Parents Association, €1000 – Ann Shanley, €500 – Leo John Penrose, €250 – Michael Nolan, 4 x €125 – Denis Feely, Seamus O’Faolain, Mick Wynne, Noel Kenny..
Underage Development Draw.
The underage section are raffling two pairs of All-Ireland football tickets, tickets are now on sale and cards are available from  underage coaches
Club text message service
We are continuing with our free text message service via TEAMER 51687 which we use to notify members regarding various club activities. If you wish to avail of this service, please text your name and number to Marc at 087 8362297. These messages are free to receive and a reply is not required. We currently have over 300 subscribers but would like to enhance it further to ensure all our supporters are aware of our activities and are notified when venues are changed or games cancelled etc
Weekly newsletter email
You can register to receive our free weekly newsletter email at our lotto website – just search for The Downs. The newsletter is sent every Monday night and includes that night’s lotto results and club notes.
Bingo  continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and bring a friend for an enjoyable nights entertainment.
Web Site
The Web site is in service and is updated regularly
Senior Championship Q/F         The Downs  1:8            Tyrrellspass 1:14
Despite The Downs  having a share possession it was Tyrrellspass who went into a 0:3 to 0:0 lead. The Downs then found their scoring range and scored 1:5  without reply to lead at the quarter stage 1:5 to 0:3, however Tyrrellspass put over three more points to leave the halftime score 1:6 to 0:6.  From the throw in Tyrrellspass worked the ball up field and equalised with a goal.  The Downs failed to score from play in the second half adding only two points from frees. Team: Ciaran McCormack, Ben Hogan, Mark  Dalton, Jack Hogan, Declan Lynam, Stephen Cleary, Brendan Murtagh, Greg Crowley, Barry Conroy, John Smyth, Luke Folan, James Conroy, Noel Molloy, Stephen Cleary. Subs Used: David Smyth, Tommy Cleary.
Under 12
The under 12’s participated in the 9 aside Gowna Blitz in beautiful sunshine on Saturday 20th .
Split into 2 teams based on age, each side were placed in groups of 4. The under 11’s recorded victories over Ramor United of Cavan and Longford Slashers before losing out to Knockbride also of Cavan. The 2 victories earned them second place in the group and a spot in the Cup quarter finals. However, they had to give way to the under 12’s of St. Rynagh’s of Offaly with the extra year making the difference for the Banagher lads. So it was a case of 2 wins and 2 losses for the under 11’s who performed brilliantly throughout.
Our own under 12’s opened with a good win over Longford’s Northern Gaels before defeats to Summerhill of Meath and eventual winners Crosserlough of Cavan put them into the quater finals of the Plate. Aughnasheelin were their quarter final opponents and we had a slow start with the Leitrim lads opening up a large lead. However, the black and amber showed great determination after the break and got to within 2 points but just ran out of time.
Under 12 Panel: Enda O’Rourke, Keith Carroll, Taylor Daly, Alex Henry, Daragh Monaghan, Max Rowan, Donal Coughlan, Michael Drury, Mark McCann, Dylan Gavin.
Under 11 Panel: Luke Smith, Oisin Murphy, Stephen Wynne, Luke McGuire, Jonathan Lynam, Jack Carroll, Paul Flynn, Matthew Cunningham, Liam Faulkner, Euan Lagan, Oisin Raleigh. The lads were treated to some words of wisdom on the bus before they left from former Cavan footballer and All-Star winner Dermot McCabe. The Gowna man spoke about learning the skills, enjoying the games and having discipline at all times. He also spoke about learning from both victory and defeat and that if the lads continue to listen to their coaches and train with commitment and honesty then they would go on to play senior for club and county.
Underage Training
Training from under 6 to under 12  Friday evenings  from 6.30 to 7.30 .New players welcome .  You can register at any training evening 
Club Shop
The club shop is located upstairs in the clubhouse and will be open during Friday evening training for the season. Just arrived are youth kit bags priced at 20 euros. Also in stock are ‘Squareball’ tee-shirts in a unique club design and ideal for the summer. Adult sizes at 20 euros are in stock and kids sizes at 15 euros can be ordered.
 A reminder that crested football gloves are available at cost price
All- Ireland Minor Hurling B and C Finals
On Saturday we hosted the All- Ireland Minor Hurling B and C Finals thanks to everyone who helped out and ensured the smooth running of the day. The pitch came in for much praise for its excellent condition  – well done to all concerned.
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of the Elizabeth (Betty) McDonagh (née Carroll) of 26 Rathcairn, Athboy, Meath.
The Downs Ladies Football
Underage training for  under 6 to under 12 on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30 on Under 14s train on Mondays at 7. Under 16s, 18s and juniors train on Tuesday and Friday at 7.30. New members are welcome to come along for any age 
Anyone who want to buy a ladies football jacket contact Kevin Staunton.
Both our under 12 and minor teams recorded wins away the under 12s in Rochfordbridge and minors in Athlone well done to both teams.
Junior championship S/F           The Downs 3:7             Athlone 2:4
On Sunday in St Lomans  we qualified for the final in a game of the proverbial  game of two halves. Athlone played with the wind in the first half and used their advantage to lead at half time 2:4 to 0:1. The Downs with the wind behind them converted their possession and kept Athlone scoreless to take their final place. Panel: Sarah McGuire, Carmel Colman, Emma Murtagh, Fiona Dignan, Rosin Scally, Gillian Ferguson, Jessica Crowley, Clare Crowley, Beth McGuire, Aoife Rowan, Leanne Duncan, Mary Lynam, Emma Duncan, Ellen Tate, Sinead Murray, Niamh Moriarity, Laura Smullen, Bernie Corroon, Mags Healy, Aishling Egerton, Caoimhe Duncan, Geogina Crowley, Amy Staunton, Sinead Collins, Louise Kearney.
Best wishes and speedy recovery to Laura Wynne, Laura Kelly and Emma Duncan who suffered injuries this week.
The Ladies Football are collecting bags of clothes as a fundraiser, so you can now de- clutter and help the club raise funds. Bags are available from any team coach or committee member or in The Shop.